CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 12, 2010
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(Studio: Armen Keteyian) The safety questions about the diabetes drug Avandia that has been linked to heart attacks examined. [In Maryland, Dr. Mary MONEY††- describes Avandia patient symptoms.] The letter from GlaxoSmithKline about Dr. Money's criticism of the drug & the company's letter to ABC defending the drug quoted. [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Steve NISSEN†- calls it the worst drug catastrophe; opposes stifling debate about Avandia & the actions by the drug maker.] New evidence before the FDA about the drug noted. The options before the FDA over its handling of Avandia discussed.
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